Episode 2: Our difficult sophomore episode

Welcome to the second episode of the Kit Nerd Corner podcast. Will this be our Second Coming?* Will we see an acrimonious breakup or will we continue on our upward trajectory into podcast fame and fortune?

You can listen here or subscribe on Apple, Stitcher, or Spotify (more options coming soon).

In this our second episode, us kit nerds introduce the idea of a grail kit, talk about the ones we’re striving for, and then as usual (it’s twice, so usual is a thing) dive into a bunch of interesting shirts that we’ve seen recently. One of us just bought a shirt. And then we mention a few things that we want to mention.

Episode rundown:

  1. Introduction
  2. Meet the kit nerds and find out what their grail kit is
  3. Recent releases:
    1. Toronto FC grey / white camo for 2022 by adidas
    2. Clapton CFC fan-voted 2022-23 home by Rage Sport
    3. Crystal Palace’s 2022-23 set by Macron featuring squiggles
    4. Arsenal 2022-23 away black and bronze
  4. New segment, “So I did a thing…”
  5. Anything interesting to mention
  6. Semi-awkward outro

Thanks for listening, everyone! And jump on over to twitter to let us know what you think:

The podcast: @KitNerdCorner

Mark: @kitnerdmark

Kristin: @kzknowles

Rich: @teaathalftime

Brenton: @capsoffside

* reference to Stone Roses’ awkward second album.

Shirts we discuss in this episode

The grail shirts we lust after:

Left to right: Manchester United 1990-92 away by adidas; Tottenham 1986-88 third / away by hummel; Sheffield United 1989-91 away by Umbro; Vancouver 86ers 1991 away by Umbro.

Barcelona 2006-07 third and Mancity 2019-20 third, for comparison:

Recent releases that caught our eyes

Toronto FC grey camo “special” shirt for 2022 by MLS monopoly recipient adidas:

Toronto FC soccer shirt that is grey camouflage.

Clapton CFC new home shirt by Rage Sport, as selected by fan voting:

Clapton CFC new shirt selected by fan voting. It features a design with vertical rectangles that are white, black, and three shades of red, in diagonal lines.

Crystal Palace 2022-23 set of home, away and third, and the comparison 2021-22 Hajduk Split away, all by Macron:

Arsenal 2022-23 black and bronze away shirt by adidas, worn by William Saliba and Orlando Freedom Fighters activist Aston Mack:

Arsenal 2022-23 black and bronze away shirt, worn by William Saliba and Orlando Freedom Fighters activist Aston Mack.

And they get a mention

The gorgeous France Women 2022 Euro home shirt by Nike:

Tranmere Rovers 2022-23 away with an odd colour scheme, by … Mills? That’s new to us.

Waterhouse FC’s dull 2022 blanks:

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